Deaths Reported to the Coroner

Section 102850, Health and Safety Code, gives the following definitions of circumstances of death that should be reported to the Coroner:

  • Without medical attendance
  • During the continued absence of the attending physician
  • Where the attending physician is unable to state the cause of death
  • Where suicide is suspected
  • Following an injury or an accident, either old or recent
  • Under such circumstances as to afford a reasonable ground to suspect that the death was caused by the criminal act of another.